Director: Julie Taymor
Costume designer: Julie Weiss
First published on my previous blog on 5th February 2010
I had about 60 pictures of outfits and it was so hard to make a choice. I can only be thankful to director of photography Rodrigo Prieto and costumer designer Julie Weiss for their incredible artful job on Julie Taymor’s biography of Frida Kahlo. I have an immense interest in her life and work and this movie has been a great source of inspiration, sartorially speaking. Bold colours, high contrasts, the recurrent presence of flowers/vegetation, weirdness, this is what comes out when Mexico meets the 30’s through the eyes of life-long suffering Kahlo.
Frida’s unusual wedding dress after ditching the traditional lacey dress/orange flower blossom tiara outfit at the last minute. The green/red association (opposite constrasting colours) probably reflected her personality more accurately.